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A Magnolia man is going to prison for the next 9 years for abusing a young girl.

20-year-old Emmanuel Wright physically and sexually abused the victim for 2 years, starting when the girl was 12, prosecutors said.

Wright also tried to get the victim to hide evidence of the abuse from her mother and medical professionals.

When he's released from prison, Wright will be required to register with authorities as a Tier 3, or high-risk sex offender.